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The Architects Cup – Final Results

Gotterup claims Boys 15-19 Division at Architects

Updike shoots 5-under-par to win title

LOPATCONG, N.J. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club on Sept. 26-27, 2015. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 6 different states competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Chris Gotterup of Little Silver, N.J., earned the title in the Boys 15-19 Division after firing a 3-under, 139 tournament total. The wind at Architects Golf Club was a major factor. During both rounds the wind was consistently blowing around 10 miles per hour or greater. It was also a swirling wind making club selection extremely difficult. Gotterup was able to manage the conditions and used his length to his advantage.

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Chris Gotterup won the Boys 15-19 Diviision at The Architects Cup

Gotterup started the tournament with a round of even-par, 71 which gave him a two-stroke lead. During the first round, he made three birdies. In the final round, Gotterup turned it up a notch making six birdies in route to a 3-under, 68. This stellar performance gave him a three-stroke victory, his first on the IJGT.

“My mentality coming in to the final round was to gain the shots back that I left out there yesterday,” said Gotterup.

Alec Kerr of Broomall, Pa., finished in second place posting a tournament total of even-par 142. Kerr fired a 3-under, 68 in the final round, which tied for the low round of the tournament. In third place was Richard Riva III of Lancaster, Pa., who finished with a tournament total of 145.

The performance of the tournament came in the Boys 14 & Under Division where John Updike of Wayne, Pa., blew away the competition shooting a 5-under, 137 to win by 14 strokes. In the first round, Updike carded the lowest round of the day shooting a 2-under, 69. The final round was even better for Updike who recorded a 3-under, 68 to earn his third IJGT victory.

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

John Updike won the Boys 14 & Under Division at The Architects Cup

Updike did his damage on the front nine at Architects Golf Club. In the first round, he carded a 33 and in the final round a 32. In total, Updike made eight birdies and one eagle for the tournament.

Updike’s final-round score of 3-under, 68 earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award. Gotterup and Kerr also received the award for their identical score of 68.

“My mentality coming into the final round with the lead was to not play conservative and shoot better than I did on the first day,” commented Updike.

Garrett Engle of Harrisburg, Pa., finished in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division with a total score of 151. Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., took home third place finishing with a score of 152.

In the Girls Division, Anna Bowman of Westfield, N.J., earned her first IJGT title after recording a tournament total of 168. Bowman recorded a final-round score of 81, which was a six-stroke improvement from the previous day. The highlight of the tournament for Bowman was her front-nine score of 38 during the final round.

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

Anna Bowman won the Girls Division at The Architects Cup

“Today I was thinking about playing well and being able to put up a good number,” said Bowman.

Meghan Jeran of Blue Point, N.Y., finished in second place for the event with a tournament total of 215.

The IJGT will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., for the Florida Junior at Disney Resort on Oct. 3-4, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

LOPATCONG, N.J. – Final-round results of The Architects Cup at Architects Golf Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 27, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,700 yards, Par 71 (72.2/132). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,991 yards, Par 71 (68.8/125) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,648 yards, Par 71 (73.1/126).

Weather:       
Round 1: Partly cloudy with temperatures in the low 70’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Partly with temperatures in the high 60’s with 10-15 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
The Architects Cup
Lopatcong, N.J.
September 26-27, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Black Tees, 6,700 yards, Par 71
1. Chris Gotterup, Little Silver, NJ *71-68–139
2. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *74-68–142
3. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *73-72–145
4. Reid Bedell, Fair Haven, NJ *76-71–147
4. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *75-72–147
6. Christian Chapman, Victor, NY *73-75–148
7. Peter Bradbeer, Philidelphia, PA *79-71–150
7. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *77-73–150
7. Chris Lee, West Nyack, NY *76-74–150
10. Patrick Boles, Basking Ridge, NJ *77-74–151
10. Jack Conlon, Hamburg, NJ *75-76–151
12. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *76-76–152
12. David Powers, Glen Spey, NY *76-76–152
14. William Riva, Lancaster, PA *81-73–154
14. Lewis Raboy, White Plains, NY *74-80–154
16. Brent Schoeller, Jenkintown, PA *82-74–156
16. Jack Cornforth, Summit, NJ *80-76–156
16. Andy Stock, Danbury, CT *76-80–156
19. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *76-81–157
20. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *81-77–158
20. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *79-79–158
20. Christopher Chan, New York, NY *79-79–158
20. Nick DiMarco, Poughkeepsie, NY *78-80–158
20. Luke Dougherty, Sea Girt, NJ *78-80–158
25. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *81-78–159
25. Jack Daley, Lansdale, PA *80-79–159
25. Jack Halleron, Timonium, MD *80-79–159
28. Robby Coene, Fair Haven, NJ *87-73–160
28. Ryan Lee, Norwood, NJ *77-83–160
30. Charles Young II, Woodstock, MD *80-82–162
31. Jake Reed, Eldersburg, MD *84-79–163
32. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *79-85–164
33. James Murphy, Shelter Island Heights, NY *84-81–165
34. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *83-83–166
35. Connor Mantel, Manorville, NY *88-80–168
35. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *86-82–168
35. Logan Carter, Montclair, NJ *85-83–168
38. Liam Seston, Ridgewood, NJ *86-83–169
39. Jake Ferry, Wildwood Crest, NJ *83-88–171
40. Andrew Perry, Basking Ridge, NJ *89-83–172
41. Matt Saraceno, Ridgewood, NJ *86-87–173
41. Deion Shepherd, Dayton, NJ *85-88–173
43. Pat Vogdes, Wildwood Crest, NJ *89-85–174
43. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *88-86–174
45. Jack Howard, Pelham, NY *90-91–181

Boys 14 & Under Division – Gold Tees, 5,991 yards, Par 71
1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *69-68–137
2. Garrett Engle, Harrisburg, PA *79-72–151
3. Luke Sample, New York, NY *74-78–152
4. Maxwell Sorger, Montclair, NJ *74-79–153
5. Jack Merrill, Old Greenwich, CT *80-79–159
6. Eegan McDermott, East Brunswick, NJ *80-84–164
7. Andrew Curran, Media, PA *97-78–175
8. Barnes Blake, Westfield, NJ *94-90–184
9. Andrew Sample, New York, NY *91-96–187

DID NOT FINISH
Matt Cooper, Dobbs Ferry, NY *88-WD

Girls Division – Blue Tees, 5,648 yards, Par 71
1. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *87-81–168
2. Meghan Jeran, Blue Point, NY *112-103–215

 

 

 

 

St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club – Final Results

Petrin claims title at Penfield Country Club

Roach earns first title in Boys 14 & Under Division

PENFIELD, N.Y. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points and National Rankings.

Jon Petrin of Cicero, N.Y., was crowned the Boys 15-19 Champion after completing a comeback win at Penfield Country Club. Petrin started off the tournament with a solid 76 including a 1-under, 35 on his last nine holes. This great finish gave him some momentum going into the final round.

Jon Petrin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield CC

Jon Petrin won the Boys 15-19 Division at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Petrin began the day two strokes back of first-round leader Michael Kessler of Getzville, N.Y., but was able to take the lead after making 11 consecutive pars on holes Nos. 2-12. From there Petrin never looked back and finished with a 3-over, 74 to earn the victory.

“My mindset coming into the day behind was to make some birdies and shoot a good number, making the other competitors play some good golf coming down the stretch,” commented Petrin.

Petrin’s final-round 74 also earned him the Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl who shoot the lowest score in the final round of every IJGT event.

Finishing in a tie for second place were Kessler and Sean Stanistreet of Camillus, N.Y., with tournament totals of 152.

In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Jake Roach of East Aurora, N.Y., earned his first IJGT title after putting together a tournament score of 155. Roach used his recent runner-up finish at the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club to propel him to this victory. In the first round, Roach got off to a great start shooting 37 on the front nine, and finishing with a 77 to take a three-stroke lead going into the final round.

Jake Roach won the Boys 14 & Under Division title at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Jake Roach won the Boys 14 & Under Division title at the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club

Roach knew he was in the driver’s seat for the final round, and if he played his game he would come out on top. He made one birdie and three pars on his first nine holes and extended his lead by one stroke. On the back nine, Roach played solid golf making seven pars, and most importantly, avoiding any large numbers on his card. His finished the round with a 78 to claim a four-stroke victory.

“My mindset coming in to the day today was to extend the lead. I went home and watched Golf Channel and heard Jason Day say that he did not want to defend the lead but extend it and that’s what I tried to do today,” said Roach.

Finishing in second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division was Jake Costa of Rochester, N.Y., who recorded a tournament total of 159. Jack Murphy of Penfield, N.Y., took home third place with a tournament score of 183.

The IJGT will travel to Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup on Sept. 26-27, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT

The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

PENFIELD, N.Y. – Final-round results of the St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 20, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,559 yards, Par 71 (71.4/129). Boys 14 & Under Division: White Tees – 6,030 yards, Par 71 (68.9/126). 

Weather:       
Round 1: Rain with temperatures in the low 80’s with 0-5 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the high 60’s with 0-5 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
St. John Golf and Fitness Open at Penfield Country Club
Penfield, N.Y.
September 19-20, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,559 yards, Par 71
1. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *76-74–150
2. Michael Kessler, Getzville, NY *74-78–152
2. Sean Stanistreet, Camillus, NY *75-77–152
4. Dylan Plis, Camillus, NY *84-80–164
4. Ryan Zogby, New Hartford, NY *81-83–164
4. T.J. Buck, Penfield, NY *82-82–164
7. Teddy Trosset, Cooperstown, NY *88-79–167
8. Jamie McCarthy, Pittsford, NY *78-94–172
9. William Fisher, Sodus, NY *87-88–175
10. Keelan Sinha, Williamsville, NY *93-86–179

Boys 14 & Under Division -White Tees, 6,030 yards, Par 71
1. Jake Roach, East Aurora, NY *77-78–155
2. Jake Costa, Rochester, NY *80-79–159
3. Jack Murphy, Penfield, NY *89-94–183
4. Zachary Locke, Horseheads, NY *98-96–194

 

IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe – Final Results

Galdin fires 65 on final day to capture title

Uwadia shoot 3-under-par to win Girls Division

BLUFFTON, S.C. – The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) continued the 2015 Fall Season with the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club. Junior golfers ages 10-19 years old representing 17 different states and 15 countries competed in the 36-hole tournament for IJGT Merit Points, National Rankings, and AJGA Performance Stars.

Lino Galdin of Nevny, France, won the Boys 15-19 Division after a phenomenal final round of 6-under, 65 on the par-71 Crescent Pointe Golf Club. During the first round, Galdin got off to a rough start making double bogey on his opening hole, but he was able to quickly bounce back making four more birdies on his opening nine. He would end the day with five birdies and a round of 2-over, 73 putting him in a tie for third place going into the final round.

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Lino Galdin wins the Boys 15-19 Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The last day was a birdie fest for Galdin. On the front nine, he made birdie on three of his first five holes. Then he caught fire on the back nine closing the tournament with five birdies. In total, Galdin finished the event with a tournament score of 4-under, 138 to earn his first IJGT victory.

“I wanted to play as well as possible, and get as many birdies as I could. I had eight birdies so I’m very happy,” said Galdin.

Galdin’s score of 6-under, 65 also earned him the Clazic Low Final Round Award which goes to the boy and girl who shoot the lowest score in the final round of every IJGT event.

It took an incredible performance from Galdin to hold off Colton Tanner of Westport, Conn. Tanner finished the tournament with a tournament total of 2-under, 140 including a final-round score of 2-under, 69. Rounding out the top three was Tristan Galant of Cape Town, South Africa who finished with a tournament total of 1-under, 141 including a 3-under, 68 in the final round.

In the Girls Division, Anita Uwadia of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the victory in dominant fashion. Uwadia came to play in the first round carding a 4-under, 67 to build a six-stroke lead. Her round was highlighted by two eagles and one birdie.

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Anita Uwadia wins the Girls Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

The tournament was Uwadia’s to lose in the final round, but she did not let her foot off the accelerator. Although she did not have her “A” game, Uwadia still managed to shoot a 1-over, 72 to secure an eight-stroke victory. During the final round, Uwadia had a stretch of 13 straight pars. This was the University of South Carolina commit’s first IJGT victory.

“It feels amazing to win. That’s what keeps me going. The more I win, the more I want to keep playing,” commented Uwadia.

Finishing in second place in the Girls Division was Linda Trockel of Berlin, Germany, with a tournament total of 147. Melany Chong of Mississauga, Canada, finished in third place with a total score of 148. Chong fired a 1-under, 70 in the final round to earn the Clazic Low Final Round Award in the Girls Division.

Chase Phillips of Hilton Head Island, S.C., earned the title in Boys 14 & Under Division after putting together two solid rounds for a tournament total of 151. Phillips started the tournament with a 76 and had two birdies in his round to build a two-stroke lead heading into the final round.

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Chase Phillips wins the Boys 14 & Under Division at the Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe

Phillips came mentally prepared for the final round and started off well shooting a 38 on his opening nine holes. His fellow competitors were within striking distance until Phillips slammed the door shut with a birdie on his 14th hole of the day. He finished the day with a 4-over, 75 giving him his second IJGT title in the Boys 14 & Under Division.

“I knew I had the lead after hole after my 14th hole when I had a birdie…I was very excited but stayed focused,” said Phillips.

Finishing in second place was Yuxuan Zou of Chongqing, China, with a tournament score of 155. Daniel Song of Howey in the Hills, Fla., captured third place with a tournament total of 156.

The IJGT will travel to Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup on Sept. 26-27, 2015. The tournament will feature national rankings, AJGA Performance Stars as well as IJGT Merit Points. To sign up for this event, or others, visit IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

About the IJGT
The IJGT provides domestic and international junior golfers national exposure in competitive tournaments at top venues around the world, preparing them for future success in golf and in life. As a tour that operates primarily throughout the academic year, the IJGT hosts approximately 40 tournaments annually. In addition, the IJGT hosts three international events. Each event provides multi-day competition for junior golfers of all skill levels ages 9-19. Players representing 30 states and 30 countries around the world regularly compete in events at venues such as TPC Sawgrass, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Kiawah Island Resort and Harbour Town Golf Links. Official partners of the IJGT include AHEAD, Bridgestone Golf, Clazic Belts, Laurel Springs School, The First Tee, Oakley Eyewear, Golfweek, PUMA Golf, EyeLine Golf, Bishops Gate Golf Academy and the International Junior Golf Academy.

To obtain more information about the IJGT, please visit www.IJGT.com or call (844) 779-3374.

BLUFFTON, S.C. – Final-round results of the IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe conducted by the International Junior Golf Tour completed September 20, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Blue Tees – 6,518 yards, Par 71 (72.5/140). Boys 14 & Under Division: Black Tees – 5,896 yards, Par 71 (69.6/131) Girls Division: White Tees – 5,658 yards, Par 71 (73.3/136).

Weather:       
Round 1: Sunny with temperatures in the high 80’s with 10-15 mph winds
Round 2: Sunny with temperatures in the mid 80’s with 5-10 mph winds

International Junior Golf Tour
IJGT Southeast Kickoff at Crescent Pointe Golf Club
Bluffton, S.C.
September 19-20, 2015
 
Boys 15-19 Division – Blue Tees, 6,518 yards, Par 71
1. Lino Galdin, Nevny, France *73-65–138
2. Colton Tanner, Westport, CT *71-69–140
3. Tristan Galant, Cape Town, South Africa *73-68–141
4. Saptak Talwar, New Delhi, India *75-70–145
5. Daniel Azallion, HIlton Head Island, SC *75-73–148
5. TJ Nolan, Rapid City, SD *71-77–148
7. Ryan Pongrac, Freehold, NJ *78-72–150
7. Brock Erwin, Muldrow, OK *76-74–150
9. Guodong Ji, Quing Dao, China *76-75–151
10. Mark Goodall, Livingston, Scotland *78-74–152
10. Brandon McBride, Bluffton, SC *77-75–152
12. Alejandro Guillen, Mexico City, Mexico *79-74–153
12. Nelson Ou, Foshan, China *77-76–153
14. Marc Groenhuysen, West Chester, PA *79-75–154
14. Arjun Puri, New Delhi, India *75-79–154
16. Antonio Miguel, Puebla, Mexico *79-77–156
17. Mark Richardson, South Berwick, ME *79-78–157
17. Aniruddh Kedlaya, Bangalore, India *76-81–157
19. Quincy Stith, Wichita, KS *73-86–159
20. Elliott Johnson, Bluffton, SC *79-81–160
21. Ray Ahn, Daegu, South Korea *86-77–163
21. Shharad Arora, Bangalore, India *86-77–163
21. Gabriel Han, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *85-78–163
21. Jose Haces, Puebla, Mexico *78-85–163
25. Kyle Ash, Reading, MA *89-75–164
25. Santiago Diaz, Merida, Mexico *82-82–164
27. Trent Hope, Savannah, GA *80-85–165
28. Jason Hijazi, San Antonio, TX *85-81–166
28. Christian Garruppo, Pottersville, NJ *80-86–166
30. Mark Laken, Kenosha, WI *89-78–167
31. Pantanat Phuklabsawan, Chonburi, Thailand *86-84–170
32. Konosuke Takahashi, Tokyo, Japan *85-91–176
33. Cam Hammel, Wexford, PA *98-81–179
33. Punya Khanna, Dubai, United Arab Emirates *97-82–179
35. Matthew Chorches, West Hartford, CT *97-84–181
36. Michael Crogan, Palm Coast, FL *91-92–183
36. Liam Kent, Portage, MB *91-92–183
38. Kotaro Nishimura, Tokyo, Japan *101-93–194
38. Pattarapong Trirattanapipat, Chonburi, Thailand *97-97–194
40. Cordell Clouston, Gillette, WY *96-102—198

Boys 14 & Under Division – White Tees, 5,896 yards, Par 71
1. Chase Phillips, Hilton Head Island, SC *76-75–151
2. Yuxuan Zou, Chongqing, China *78-77–155
3. Daniel Song, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *78-78–156
4. Paolo Wong, La Trinidad, Philippines *79-80–159
5. Tiger Tao, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL *86-76–162
6. Noah Levine, Mendon, NY *88-80–168
7. Max Sanchez, Chapell Hill, NC *85-87–172
8. Siyu Liao, Urumqi, China *95-83–178
9. Dimitris Vasilakos, Savannah, GA *97-97–194

Girls Division – Green Tees, 5,658 yards, Par 71
1. Anita Uwadia, Hilton Head Island, SC *67-72–139
2. Linda Trockel, Berlin, Germany *73-74–147
3. Melany Chong, Mississauga, Canada *78-70–148
4. Hanna Kiefer, Kronberg, Germany *73-77–150
4. Haruka Shintani, Setagaya, Japan *73-77–150
6. Kayla Kozak, Bluffton, SC *74-78–152
7. Wint Phoo Aung, Yangon, Myanmar *79-74–153
8. Marisa Hisaki, Osaka, Japan *83-74–157
9. Katie James, Pittsburgh, PA *80-82–162
10. Betty Horaney, Longview, TX *84-82–166
11. Yeon Joo Kim, Seoul, South Korea *100-98–198

DID NOT FINISH
Dylaney Day, Hilton Head Island, SC *DQ (Rule 6-6b)
Lexi Clark, Fairfax, VA *94-WD

Muhlbauer featured in IJGT Photo of the Week – April 23, 2015

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Lopatcong, N.J., to host The Architects Cup on April 18-19, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, a photo of Lauren Muhlbauer of Newtown, Pa., was selected as the IJGT Photo of the Week.

Photo of the Week 4 23 15

Muhlbauer knocked seven strokes off her round one 87 to card an 80 in round two, good for a 167 tournament total. Both of her birdies came on par-4s: the 14th hole in round one and the seventh hole in round two.

Congratulations to Lauren Muhlbauer on being our IJGT Photo of the Week! Don’t forget–each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook Page after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and, based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’

2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)

3 points – per share

Ku, Zinman earn IJGT Player of the Week honors – April 21, 2015

The IJGT Northeast Tour traveled to Lopatcong, N.J., to host The Architects Cup on April 18-19, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event. Following the tournament, the IJGT is pleased to award Player of the Week honors to Anina Ku of Basking Ridge, N.J., and Brian Zinman of Center Valley, Pa.

anina ku     Brian Sunshine Zinman

Ku shaved six strokes off her round one 6-over 77 to card an even-par 71 in round two. Her 148 tournament total was good for third place in the Girls Division. She had a 16-hole par-or-better streak, which came on holes No. 2 through 17 in round two. Her second-round 71 earned her the Clazic Belts Low Final Round award, which she shared with St. Davids, Pa., native and second-place finisher Brynn Walker. Two of Ku’s four birdies came on par-5s, leading to a 4.9 average on par-5s. This is Ku’s fourth season competing on the IJGT. She won the only other IJGT event she’s competed in this season, the Jersey Shootout at Greate Bay Country Club, earlier this month.

Zinman carded a 78 in round one and a 79 in round two to finish with a 157 tournament total. He birdied the par-5 first hole in both rounds. Competing in his first IJGT event, Zinman tied for 26th place in the Boys 15-19 Division.

Congratulations to both Anina Ku and Brian Zinman on their IJGT Player of the Week honors!

 

The Architects Cup – Final Results (April 19, 2015)

Massimino comes from behind to secure Boys 15-19 Division title

Sim wins Girls Division against elite competition.

 The International Junior Golf Tour (IJGT) traveled to Lopatcong, N.J., to host the The Architects Cup on April 18-19, 2015. Juniors competed for IJGT Merit Points, national rankings, AJGA stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions during the two-day, 36-hole event.

Massimino websiteRoland Massimino of Lumberville, Pa., carded an even-par 71 to win the Boys 15-19 Division. The Kansas State commit started out with three birdies through his first four holes. When asked about his play today, Massimino said,

“I played scrappy today,” Massimino said after his victory. “It was a grind-it-out kind of day today.”

When asked about going to play at Kansas State, he stated, “I’m really excited to be playing in the Big-12 against great competition.”

In a tie for second, Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., and Daniel Reiger of Collegeville, Md., both carded a two-day total of 3-over 145.

The Clazic Belts Low Final Round award went to James McHugh of Rye, N.Y., and Matt Graeff of Blue Bell, Pa. Both players shot a final round 70 to secure the award. The Eyeline Golf Golden Putter award went to Vance, who carded seven birdies during the competition.

Sim websiteIn the Girls Division, Kelly Sim of Edgewater, N.J., held on to her day one lead to win her second IJGT event in three weeks. Sim shot a first round 69, and followed up her 2-under first round with a gritty second round 73. During her final round, the New Jersey native shot an even-par 35 on the front nine.

In second place in the Girls Division, Brynn Walker of St. Davids, Pa., shot a two-day total of 144. The University of North Carolina commit managed to secure a Clazic Belts Low Final Round award in the Girls Division and the Eyeline Golf Golden Putter award for the girls. Third place went to Anina Ku of Basking Ridge, N.J. Ku shot a two-day total of 144 to secure third place, including a final round 71 to receive a Clazic Belts Low Final Round Award.

Updike websiteIn the Boys 14 & Under Division, John Updike of Wayne, Pa., came from behind during the final round to secure his first IJGT victory of the season. The Pennsylvania native started out strong, shooting an even-par 36 on his first nine holes. When asked about his strong start, he said, “I played really consistent. I had all pars to start out, which helped.”

There was a tie for second place in the Boys 14 & Under Division. With a two-day total of 151, Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., and Jake Calamaro of Newtown Square, Pa., both came within one shot of the victory.

The Eyeline Golf Golden Putter award for the Boys 14 & Under Division went to a par-4 tie breaker, and the award went to Calamaro, with four birdies.

The IJGT Northeast Tour will continue tournament play with the Major Championship at Bulle Rock on April 25-26, 2015. To sign up for this event, or others, visit www.IJGT.com or call (843) 686-1500.

Lopatcong, NJ – Final Results of the IJGT Architects Cup at The Architects Golf Club on April 18-19, 2015. Boys 15-19 Division: Black Tees – 6,611 yards Par 71 (71.6/127). Boys 14 & Under Division: Gold Tees – 6,040 yards, Par 71 (68.8/122). Girls Division: Blue Tees – 5,693 yards, Par 71 (73.8/131).

International Junior Golf Tour

Architects Open at The Architects Golf Club

Lopatcong, NJ

April 18-19, 2015

Boys 15-19 Division- Black Tees, 6,611 yards, Par 71

1. Roland Massimino, Lumberville, PA *70-71–141

2. Daniel Rieger, Collegeville, PA *74-71–145

2. Kyle Vance, Audubon, PA *68-77–145

4. James McHugh, Rye, NY *76-70–146

5. Jack Melville, Maple Glen, PA *73-74–147

6. Matt Graeff, Blue Bell, PA *78-70–148

6. Jb Bradbeer, Rosemont, PA *76-72–148

6. Marco Nieto, Eynon, PA *76-72–148

9. DJ Griffiths, Binghamton, NY *77-72–149

9. Brant Wolff, Perth Amboy, NJ *75-74–149

11. Will Rand, New York, NY *72-78–150

12. Richard Riva III, Lancaster, PA *79-72–151

12. Nicholas Sidor, Upper Saddle River, NJ *75-76–151

14. Toby DiPaolo, Tuxedo Park, NY *78-74–152

14. William Sheedy, Washington, DC *76-76–152

16. Sanghyeon Park, Oakland Gardens, NY *78-75–153

16. Jon Petrin, Cicero, NY *78-75–153

16. Jordan Shaffer, Fayetteville, PA *77-76–153

19. Alec Kerr, Broomall, PA *77-77–154

20. Blake DiPaola, Long Valley, NJ *81-74–155

20. Anthony Cordaro, Pittsburgh, PA *79-76–155

20. Nicholas Gianelos, West Chester, PA *78-77–155

23. George Cultraro, Wyckoff, NJ *81-75–156

23. Christopher Lee, Westwood, NJ *80-76–156

23. Dustin Cook, Westport, CT *79-77–156

26. Andrew Lombardo, Lansdale, PA *83-74–157

26. Cory Haldeman, Center Valley, PA *79-78–157

26. Kevin Johnson, Glen Gardner, NJ *79-78–157

26. Brian Zinman, Center Valley, PA *78-79–157

26. Justin Murray, Burlington, NJ *76-81–157

31. Griffin Smith, Holland, PA *81-78–159

32. Cole Berger, Malvern, PA *82-78–160

33. Mike Bliss, Newtown, PA *83-78–161

33. Aaron Montgomery, New York, NY *83-78–161

33. Jack Martinides, Newtown, PA *77-84–161

36. Spencer Weiner, Short Hills, NJ *84-79–163

36. Brian Isztwan, Huntingdon Valley, PA *82-81–163

36. Alec Cwienkala, Allentown, PA *80-83–163

39. Alex Lawson, Pittsburgh, PA *84-80–164

39. Titus Sung, Roslyn Heights, NY *81-83–164

41. Pauly Fedele, Easton, PA *84-81–165

42. Derek Li, Hillsborough, NJ *89-80–169

43. Devin Sanders, Camden, DE *91-80–171

43. Jay Kim, Holmdel, NJ *87-84–171

43. Danny Goetze, Cornwall on Hudson, NY *85-86–171

46. Charlie Kovalcik, Yardley, PA *86-86–172

47. Jake Sitzler, Burlington, NJ *90-83–173

48. Nicholas Ng, New York, NY *90-94–184

49. Kyle Froisland, Blairstown, NJ *100-86–186

DID NOT FINISH

DQ. Dylan Karofsky, Purchase, NY, *90 DQ (Rule 6-3)

JWD. Matthew Lee-Tolley, New York, NY, *77

Boys 14 & Under Division-Gold Tees- 6,040 yards, Par 71

1. John Updike, Wayne, PA *78-72–150

2. Jake Calamaro, Newtown Square, PA *77-74–151

2. Luke Sample, New York, NY *75-76–151

4. Billy Civitella, Jr., Berwyn, PA *78-79–157

5. Jack Cornforth, South Hamilton, MA *79-79–158

6. James Meyers, Wexford, PA *83-77–160

7. Tj Buck, Penfield, NY *86-76–162

7. Matthew Dzialga, Greenwich, CT *82-80–162

7. John Del Priore, Yorktown, NY *83-79–162

10. Kyle Gardner, Rye, NY *81-82–163

11. Jude Cummings, Pittsford, NY, *89-79–168

12. Archie Filshill, Huntingdon Valley, PA *88-87–175

13. Michael DeRienzo, Southbury, CT *97-95–192

Girls Division- Blue Tees- 5,693 yards, Par 71

1. Kelly Sim, Edgewater, NJ *69-73–142

2. Brynn Walker, St. Davids, PA *73-71–144

3. Anina Ku, Basking Ridge, NJ *77-71–148

4. Ami Gianchandani, Short Hills, NJ *73-77–150

5. Christina Parsells, Bernardsville, NJ *78-75–153

6. Allyson Wentworth, Stewartsville, NJ *82-73–155

7. Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery, NJ *80-77–157

8. Linda Wang, Fresh Meadows, NY *80-78–158

9. Jessie Kweon, Little Neck, NY *78-82–160

10. Soona Lee-Tolley, New York, NY *85-77–162

10. Rebecca Markunas, Glendale, NY *86-76–162

10. Yoona Kim, Oradell, NJ *86-76–162

10. Sarah Perine, Staten Island, NY *83-79–162

14. Caroline Hodge, Larchmont, NY *84-82–166

15. Lauren Muhlbauer, Newtown, PA *87-80–167

16. Anna Bowman, Westfield, NJ *84-85–169

17. Meher Mankikar, Bridgewater, NJ *87-85–172

18. Erin Holmes, Cumberland, ME *94-82–176

19. Brianna Marmorstein, Havertown, PA *90-89–179

20. Hannah Fireman, Ambler, PA *95-85–180

21. Grace Cuttone, Bernardsville, NJ *94-88–182

DID NOT FINISH

JWD. Rachel Corry, Ridgefield, CT, *79

JWD. Lauren Kingsly, Morristown, NJ, *127

The Architects Cup – Round one recap (April 18, 2015)

The IJGT Northeast Tour returned to its bi-annual stop in Lopatcong, N.J., the Architects Golf Club, to host The Architects Cup. Juniors teed off beginning at noon for round one of the two-day, 36 hole event. In review, below are each division’s leader’s rounds in numbers.

Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., leads the Boys 15-19 Division. His round in numbers:

68- Vance shot a 3-under 68 in the first round

6- Vance carded a division-best six birdies

33- His 3-under score on the back nine

Luke Sample of New York, N.Y., leads the Boys 14 & Under Division. His round in numbers:

75- Sample shot a 4 over in the first round

13- Number of pars Sample carded

6- His longest par-or-better streak came on holes No. 1 through 6

Kelly Sim of Edgewater, N.J., is the leader of the Girls Division after round one. Her round in numbers

69- Sim shot a 2-under 69 in the first round

3- She carded three birdies

34- Her 2-under back nine total

The second round of The Architects Cup will take place tomorrow, April 19, 2015, with tee times beginning at 8:06 am. For full round one results, click here.  View the updated leaderboard here at IJGT.com or in the IJGT app. Keep up-to-date with up-to-the-minute updates and other news by following the IJGT on Twitter @IJGT.

The Architects Cup – Tour Preview

The IJGT Northeast Tour will pay homage to the beginnings of golf while hosting The Architects Cup at The Architects Golf Club in Lopatcong, N.J., on April 18-19, 2015.

The unique style of the 6,863 yard par-71 course at The Architects Golf Club reflects back on the history of golf and will offer IJGT members the chance to play 18 different course styles in one location. It boasts a 131 slope, 72.5 rating and the facility includes a practice putting green and driving range.

Architects Club

Each hole aims to emulate a different golf architect’s style without simply copying one of their famous holes. The result is more creative than simple reproduction and offers a fun style that both challenges and excites golfers.

This course is recognized as one of the most challenging and historically significant courses in the Northeast. During the two-day, 36-hole event, juniors will compete for IJGT Merit Points and national rankings. Competitors in the Boys 15-19 Division and Girls Division will also be competing for AJGA performance stars and North American Junior Amateur exemptions.

Allyson Wentworth of Stewartsville, N.J., tops the list of players to watch in the Girls Division as she’ll be playing her home course. She won The Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA in October and tied for second in last April’s Architects Cup. This is her fourth consecutive season competing in an IJGT event at Architects Golf Club. Other players to watch in the Girls Division include Ami Gianchandani of Short Hills, N.J., and Lauren Muhlbauer of Newtown, Pa. Gianchandani has one first-place finish and two second-place finishes this season. Muhlbauer has one second-place finish this season.

Also keep an eye on 12-year-olds Tiya Chowdary of Montgomery, N.J., and Yoona Kim of Oradell, N.J. They may be young, but they can play. The pair tied for fifth in the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club at the end of March and will look to outdo one another in the Architects Cup.

Brian Isztwan of Huntingdon Valley, Pa., will try to earn his first title in the Boys 15-19 Division; he won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the Labor Day Classic at Hershey Country Club in August. Isztwan will be facing a tough field in the Boys 15-19 Division. Other players to watch include Kyle Vance of Audubon, Pa., who won the Major Championship at Duke University at the end of March and Sanghyeon Park of Oakland Gardens, N.Y., who finished second in the Metropolitan Junior at Forsgate Country Club, also at the end of March. West Chester, Pa., native Nicholas Gianelos finished a single stroke behind Park to tie for third in the Metropolitan Junior, and will look to defeat him in the Architects Cup.

TJ Buck of Penfield, N.Y., won the Boys 14 & Under Division of the Architects Cup Presented by the IJGA in October and will look to add a second Architects title to his resume. Also in the Boys 14 & Under Division, Wayne, Pa., native John Updike and James Meyers of Wexford, Pa., have one second-place finish apiece this season and will aim to earn their first title of the season.

For more information about the event, or to register, click here.

Fall Highlights and Spring Preview

Following a successful fall season full of low scores, beautiful courses and even holes-in-one, the IJGT is excited to kick off its spring season with the IJGT Junior at Hilton Head National on January 17-18, 2015.

LOOKING BACK

During the fall season junior golfers had the opportunity to play a variety of world-renowned courses.

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the IJGT hosted the Thanksgiving Day Classic at the ever-famous TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. This tournament was one of the few three-day, 54-hole events. The junior golfers performed admirably on both THE PLAYERS Stadium and Dye’s Valley courses. Xue Wen Luo of Haikou, China, edged out Ben Albin of Santa Fe, N.M., to win the Boys 15-19 Division. Shiso Go of Kanagawa, Japan, and Sam Ohno of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., tied for third. All of the top three finishers in the Boys 15-19 Division had a round at or below par and eights golfers across the three divisions carded eagles.

The Thanksgiving Day Classic at TPC Sawgrass saw not one but two holes-in-one! In the Boys 14 & Under Division, Charles Larcelet of Geraudot, France, had an ace on the par-3 hole No. 14 on the Valley Course. In the Boys 15-19 Division, Chandler McDowell of Springbrook, Canada, carded a hole in one on the par-3 hole No. 8 on the Stadium Course.

Playing the iconic par-3 17th hole on THE PLAYERS Stadium course was a highlight of the fall season for many of the young golfers.

Dormie Club, No. 43 on the 2015-2016 edition of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, played home to the MAJOR Championship at Dormie Club. Despite a course that proved to be challenging for the entire field, Kelly Whaley of Farmington, Conn., carded an impressive nine birdies during the tournament. Ritwik Jain of New Delhi, India, and Tennoshin Ogawa of Ichinomiya-shi, Japan, both had bogey-free streaks that lasted 16 holes.

The final event of the fall, the IJGA Invitational, was held at Sea Pines Resort where junior golfers had the opportunity to play both the Ocean Course and Harbour Town Golf Links. The latter ranked No. 19 on Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 list of America’s 199 Greatest Public courses and ranked in the top 50 of Golf.com’s 2014 list of Top 100 Courses in the U.S. It is also the host of the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage.

LOOKING FORWARD

The spring season features another selection of top-ranked courses. The first three tournaments are local to the Hilton Head/Bluffton area. On January 24-25, 2015, during the Carolina Classic at Colleton River, junior golfers and their families will have a chance to explore the host of the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur. The Pete Dye course, where the Carolina Classic will be played, offers unobstructed views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean from 11 of its 18 holes.

The IJGT will travel to the west coast for the MAJOR Championship at Presidio Golf Course in San Francisco, Calif., on February 7-8, 2015. The Presidio Golf Course is one of the oldest courses on the west coast and has been a national historic landmark since 1962. An Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, it is located within a national park.

On Valentine’s Day weekend (February 14-15, 2015), the IJGT will be traveling to Kiawah Island to host the South Carolina Open. The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is ranked No. 20 on the 2015-2016 edition of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses list and third on their America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses. This course was the first designed for a specific event, the 1991 Ryder Cup. Known for its challenging and unpredictable winds and spectacular ocean views, the Ocean course is No. 25 on Golf.com’s 2014 list of Top 100 Courses in the U.S.

The Major Championship at Duke University in Durham, N.C., on March 28-29, 2015, provides an excellent opportunity for junior golfers investigating college golf programs to explore Duke as well as the nearby University of North Carolina.

The Northeast Tour of the IJGT will host the Pennsylvania Open at Nemacolin on April 11-12, 2015. The junior golfers will have the chance to play both the PGA Tour-tested Mystic Rock and the par-70 The Links. Mystic Rock placed No. 60 on the 2015-2016 Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The following weekend, the Northeast Tour will travel to The Architects Golf Course in Lopatcong, N.J., for The Architects Cup.

On April 25-26, 2015, the IJGT will host a Major Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace, Md. Bulle Rock sits at No. 45 on Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.

The spring season will culminate with the highly anticipated Bridgestone Golf Tournament of Champions at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The three-day, 54-hole event will take place on May 23-25, 2015. On the evening of May 24 the IJGT will announce its All-IJGT Team and Player of the Year honors for each division at the Night of Champions.

Juniors in all divisions will be competing for AJGA Performance Stars and national rankings. In addition, the winner of the Boys 15-19 Division will receive an exemption to the 2015 International Junior Masters tournament.

Well wishes to all of our juniors as we reflect graciously on the fall and welcome the spring. Good luck to all!

Juniors prepare for competition in the IJGT Photo of the Week – Oct. 9, 2014

The IJGT’s Northeast Tour continued its fall season at the fan-favorite Architects Golf Club with The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament saw a field of more than 50 juniors competing for IJGT merit points and national rankings.

Photo of the Week - October 9 2014

This week’s Photo of the Week features a group of juniors at Architects Golf Club on the putting green warming up before the start of the tournament. Early tee times at 7:30 a.m. did not deter IJGT Juniors as they rose with the sun to gain their competitive advantages through practice. Despite the heavy rains and cold temperatures, Architects Golf Club was in prime condition for play. Juniors were able to get the ball rolling on the challenging greens to grab a handful of birdies and post some competitive scores. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Michael Lamond
Boys 14 & Under: T.J. Buck
Girls Division: Allyson Wentworth

In addition to the The Architects Cup presented by International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA), the IJGT hosted the DC Shootout at National Golf Club at National Golf Club at Tantallon on October 4-5, 2014. The two-day 36-hole tournament featured more than 15 juniors competing for national rankings and IJGT merit points. Despite strong winds throughout the tournament, juniors braved the elements to finish strong. Winners were as follows:

Boys 15-19 Division: Taso Scilaris
Boys 14 & Under: Liam Powderly
Girls Division: MacKenzie Martin

Don’t forget – each week we have a Photo of the Week and it could be you! Be sure to check the IJGT Facebook after each event. Like, share and comment on your favorite photos and based on the point system below, the photo with the most points will then be featured as that week’s Photo of the Week!

1 point – per ‘Like’
2 points – per comment (let’s keep these positive!)
3 points – per share